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Aviation

Sri Lanka 2023 budget proposes logistic hubs to boost trade

Sri Lanka has been in the process of coming out of an unprecedented economic crisis

November 16, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka drops plan to sell Sri Lankan Airlines piecemeal

SOE agency to come up with sale plan

November 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to sign aviation pact with Netherlands to boost tourism, investment

"With this agreement, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands will be able to start direct flights."

October 26, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan likely to see pilot shortage in 2023 amid economic crisis, tax hikes - sources

SriLankan pilots are applying for Qatar Airways, Emirates vacancies after tax hike proposal - sources

October 17, 2022 2 min read
SriLankan Airlines cleared to lease 11 aircraft

Lease contracts of up to 4 aircraft are due to expire over the next year

Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Air resumes scheduled domestic flights

Charter services will also operate

Amid Chinese tourism shutdown, Sri Lanka says flights to and from Beijing to increase

Flights were restricted after Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in 2020.

June 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka court suspends enjoining order issued against Russian Aeroflot flight

The court will decide whether or not to issue an interim injunction, the sources added.

June 6, 2022 1 min read

Aeroflot grounding lands Sri Lanka in diplomatic spat with Russia

Foreign Ministry say the matter is being considered through diplomatic channels

June 4, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs170bn in 2021 amid soft-peg collapse

In the year to March 2022 finance costs went up to Rs122.5bn Rs35.6bn and unrealized forex losses were Rs47.7bn

June 4, 2022 2 min read
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Aeroflot suspends Sri Lanka commercial flights

Empty flights to take back passengers

June 4, 2022 1 min read

Loss making SriLankan completes MRO service for Oman's Salam Air

SriLankan Airline's losses have accumulated to 372 billion rupees by end March 2021.

Neshella Perera
June 3, 2022 2 min read

Jet fuel shortage forces Sri Lankan Airlines to refuel in India, UAE, Singapore - sources

Lack of jet fuel in Colombo forces SriLankan, other airlines to refuel in other airports

Mahadiya Hamza
May 25, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines owes CPC US$300mn, but no arrears from 2019: Minister

During the past two years they have paid for all the supplies made

May 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka should privatize SriLankan Airlines fast: Advocata

The national carrier has racked up losses of 372 billion rupees since management control

May 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM wants to privatize SriLankan Airlines

I propose that the loss making Sri Lankan Airlines be privatized

May 16, 2022 1 min read
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SriLankan Airlines explains plan to lease newer used aircraft

The lease premiums may still be cheaper than existing aircraft after a sovereign downgrade

May 3, 2022 12 min read

Sri Lanka ex-PM who failed to privatize SriLankan Airlines brings up sale idea in opposition

He said this organization is making losses and needs to be sold

May 1, 2022 3 min read
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Amid fuel shortage, SriLankan flights diverted to Mattala to "manage" fuel at BIA - official

"We allowed some flights to come and refuel at Mattala as well because BIA's fuel was finishing faster"

Mahadiya Hamza
April 27, 2022 2 min read
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SriLankan Airlines asked delay aircraft lease plan by COPE

As a start all timelines would be extended by 3 months

April 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka in talks for USD 1 bln from budget airlines - State Minister

"This a private sector sponsored project to bring in 1 billion dollars to the country through budget airline tourism"

April 21, 2022 2 min read
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SriLankan Airlines says made profit in March 2022 quarter

Says also made profits in December 2021

April 19, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines US$175mn bond downgraded to C by Fitch

The 7 percent bond issued by SriLankan matures in 2024 and carries a government guarantee

April 14, 2022 4 min read

SriLankan Airlines seeks to lease up to 21 aircraft

The business plan of the airline necessitates a 35-aircraft-strong fleet by 2025

April 14, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Russia from March 28

"SriLankan will continue to monitor the situation in Russia, and hopes to restart operations once conditions improve."

March 28, 2022 1 min read
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Maldivian to fly to Sri Lanka's Ratmalana airport

First international flights to Ratmalana in 50 years

March 11, 2022 1 min read